408-The Power of Pastels

Understand the power of pastels! In this class students will learn how to work with several pastels, surfaces and techniques. A range of subject matter will be addressed such as still life, landscape, animals, and more.

NOTE: There is no class on 10/31.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


The more pastels the better! A great starter set is Prismacolor Nupastels. The minimum set recommended is 36 count. Surfaces are important for pastels. Pastelmat by Clairfontaine is recommended. (A variety pack in several colors in 9 x 12 size is encouraged) Other great pastel brands that are optional: Unison, Terry Ludwig, Sennelier.

About the Instructor

Andrea Gianchiglia

BFA, University of Hartford Art School, major in illustration, minor in art history. Exhibitions: Many solo, group and juried shows at various galleries and museums in the tri-state area. Awards: has won awards for her specialty, animal portraiture. Her work is in private collections throughtout the country and is available for commissions. A member of Society of Animal Artists, Salmagundi Club, and the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe art group. Visit www.agillustration.com


Class Details

September 12 - December 05, 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Days: Tuesday

Tuition: $375

Member Tuition: $350

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (All Levels)

Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia